Newer Diabetes Drugs Linked To Pancreatitis

Newer diabetes drugs linked to pancreatitis

Newer diabetes drugs linked to pancreatitis

Safety concerns over two popular diabetes drugs now include pancreatitis, a painful digestive condition.
The drugs, marketed as Byetta and Januvia, are used by millions of people with diabetes, but they might pose harmful side effects that weren't shown during clinical trials.
JAMA study shows pancreatitis risk
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Internal Medicine found the link between pancreatitis and the diabetes drugs after analyzing data from Blue Cross Blue Shield health plan claims.
The likelihood of being hospitalized for pancreatitis within 60 days of taking the drugs doubled for these patients, with the risk being highest within four to 14 days after starting the medications.
Pancreatitis symptoms can often be mistaken for digestive issues. Things to watch out for are pain in the upper abdomen, nausea, vomiting and especially pain after eating meals.
Risk for pancreatitis can be genetic, and chronic pancreatic inflammation can raise the risk for cancer. High triglyceride levels, gallstone and abdominal surgery can also be risk factors.
The diabetes drugs in question seem to produce lesions in the pancreas, which leads to inflammation. Experts recommend consulting with your doctor if you are currently taking either of the drugs.
Source: EMax Health
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After Battling Type 2 Diabetes, My Lab Results Improved Dramatically in Just Six Weeks

After Battling Type 2 Diabetes, My Lab Results Improved Dramatically in Just Six Weeks

I never had a weight problem until I turned 20 and put on a few extra pounds. I then dieted for the next 33 years of my life. I was on the cabbage diet, celery diet, boiled egg diet, toast diet, SlimFast diet, and many others through the years. I mostly just starved myself.
In 2010, I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. My cardiologist put me on high blood pressure medicine, which I hated. I worked out harder, quit smoking, and was able to get off the medicine in one year. For the next five years, I worked out with a personal trainer and followed the recommended “heart healthy” diet.
In 2015, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I was totally bummed. My numbers were off the charts (in a bad way) and my eyesight was blurry. I hadn’t had much success with the “heart healthy” diet and now had to combine it with the “diabetic diet,” which I found very limiting and frustrating. I started taking Metformin, which is a diabetes medication. Before she passed, my mother had been on Metformin, followed the “diabetic diet,” and still had to shoot up with insulin everyday for 30 years. I didn’t want to live that way.
Feeling discouraged and defeated, I ran across the Forks Over Knives documentary. Knowing I had nothing to lose, I watched it. I’m so glad, because it changed my life forever. Finally, I felt like I had found all the answers to my health issues. Watching it was like seeing a long lost friend and being wrapped in a great, big hug—it was familiar, hopeful, and long overdue.
In Six Weeks, My Blood Glucose Dropped 282 Points
The Continue reading

Research Shows This One Plant Kills Cancer And Stops Diabetes

Research Shows This One Plant Kills Cancer And Stops Diabetes

When it comes to fighting cancer Dr. Frank Shallenberger said that, he is always advice his patients to go for natural substances that inhibit cancer cell growth. He conducted a number of studies, and green tea, resveratrol, and Seanol are few of his findings.
Not that long ago, doctor Shallenberger in one of his studies found a fruit that has proven to be effective in killing pancreatic cancer cells. The subjected fruit is called “bitter melon” and it is largely used in Okinawa, Japan.
Dilute its juice to 5% in water, and bitter lemon juice destroyes pancreatic cancer cell lines in an incredible way. Researchers have explained that bitter melon juice actually damaged two cancer cell lines by 90%, and killed the remaining two lines at a rate of 98%.
Yes, you will all agree, these studies proved that bitter melon kills cancer cells on a dish. The question is: Will it cure people? Will it be effective with animals? Apparently yes. The researchers at the University of Colorado tested bitter melon’s effect on mice and the results were incredible 64% reduction in the size of the pancreatic tumor. Even more, there were literally no side-effects.
The dose they used was about six grams of powder for an average human. Studies have shown that bitter melon can also help diabetics. Do you need an explanation? Well, bitter melon can improve any metabolic problems due to its beneficial effect on the glucose metabolism.
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Hilarious Things People with Diabetes Say

Hilarious Things People with Diabetes Say

Alexys “Lex” Fleming is a make up artist and founder of MadeULook Makeup Brushes, and an outspoken vlogger. She’s also a type 1 diabetic.
Lex’s YouTube channel, Madeyewlook, is full of beautiful makeup tutorials, as well as an entire section, MadeULook for a Cure, dedicated to sharing her experiences living with Type 1 diabetes. In the hilarious video below, Lex gives us a comedic performance of “Things Diabetics Say!”
From double checking the amount of sugar in their food, to counting carbs, to the trials and tribulations of monitoring their blood sugars (even while they sleep), here are a few things you’ve probably said before. Really, who else can relate to the statement, “Seriously. These last couple days, no matter what I do, I’m just staying high.” If you don’t have diabetes, but have a family member or close friend who does, we know you’ll get it, too!
Check out the video below where Lex explains, “Everyone handles their situations in their own way, and we all have our own experience, but most of the time, diabetics are like…”
Enjoy, and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below! Continue reading

The Natural Way to Treat Diabetes

The Natural Way to Treat Diabetes

Diabetes is a medical condition, where, quite simply, your body isn’t processing sugar effectively. And since sugar (in its various forms) are what makes your body tick, your body can develop a host of symptoms and sub-conditions that willmake your body deteriorate to the point that you can actually die from one of theside-effects of unchecked diabetes.
Even though there are drugs these days that can check most forms of adult-onset diabetes (otherwise known as Type-2 diabetes, which is the more “popular form”), If you want to avoid using drugs as much as possible, you do have another choice: minimizing or even getting rid of themedication you need, through proper diet and exercise.
What you eat
Many people think that eating right is the easier way to control diabetes without resorting to medicine, and they are partially right on that score. The reason for this is that we now have many food options that allow people with diabetes to eat relatively normal food that just happens to be either sugar-free, or have as little sugar as possible.
However, the fact is, no matter how little sugar there is in the food that you eat, you still have to consider what you’re eating, and how much of it you are eating. In general, it’s a good idea to stick to a diet that has more vegetables in it, with less carbohydrates and sugary food. You should purchase a book or chart that can help you count calories per serving of a particular type of food. That way, you can control how much and what you eat, so you can lower your blood sugar levels. Depending on the person, a proper diet may b Continue reading

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